Thursday, 20 January 2011

Hairy Obsession 7: Lace Fronts

The topic of lace fronts have come up in conversation at least 3 times a week over the last 2 months, and I dont really know ANYTHING about them, so I figured I'd do a little research and get to know.

Gonna try REALLY hard not to make this boring!

Here is some back ground info on Lace fronts in general (I'm too lazy to write up my own blurb on them)

Black Voices.com

"In essence, lace fronts are wigs that have a small piece of lace mesh attached to the front which you attach to your head (by double-sided tape or glue), giving the illusion of a seamless hairline. If one is custom made, human hair is individually pulled through the lace, for an even more realistic look."

As always Lace fronts are more popular in the US than in the UK, meaning we have to pay a lot more in the long run for lace front. i.e. a remi lacefront that may be $250, will be £250 - £300 in store. If buying online you have to pay the extra postage to ensure you investment reaches you. There are also Chinese venders, but you hear 101 mixed stories on forums such as www.blackhairmedia.com that it puts you into an even bigger state state of confusion.

I have bought one lace front in a UK store. I paid (cause i was desperate) £70 for a human hair (not virgin / remi) short bob-like (it sat on my shoulders but the hair thinned out at the ends) lace front with no fringe/side gangs. It only has about 1.5 inches of lace in the front (a VERY little amount). It was a bad cut so I went home and restyled it. I cut the back The lace is hard and horrid (I believe french lace is the hard one and Swiss lace is soft?) The only benefit I can see with the french lace, is that you do not need to glue it.

Here's what I got:


Here's what I ended up doing with it.


 
Am I happy with it? No, not really. I wanted to put my hair away for the last 3 months of my 1st year natural so this is me doing just that that! At the end of the month (read: pay day) I'm gonna upgrade it and get me some hawt curls or something nice n long. I'm really feeling makeupD0LL's hair. Imma try steal it!








So that's it for now. Next post SHOULD be about depression, food or hair. Or maybe all 3!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Hairy Obesssions 6: 9 Months Natural - My Hair Journey :D

Here it is folks, at long last, my hair Journey in video form! This is my first ever youtube video so sorry if it's pants (>.<) but it will be the first of many so here's hoping I'll get better over time!
(Unfortunately it isnt viewable in Germany... I'm not too sure why...)

Monday, 10 January 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Yes, yes, fair enough the year has already been sullied with govt dramas and what not, but it's still January so technically its still new!

Any who, just chiming in, I had a lovely Christmas and chilled new year, wouldn't have changed a thing! (well, maybe a few things)

Last input saw the Hairveda review, and hopefully tonight, I will be sharing my 9 month hair journey (and first official you tube video)with the Internets.
Yes it seems I am somewhat more serious about he whole Vlogging thing than I realized, I was just planning to do the basic sideshow with music like everyone else, then the bf suggested (kinda enforced) that I should do a video intro and outro too... so yeh...

No doubt I'll catch the youtube bug so keep an eye out for more in the future!